Thomas Jefferson Swore Upon the Altar of God

In a 1800 letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, Thomas Jefferson explains that he promised him a letter on Christianity, but wanted more time in order to do a good job on it, particularly because Jefferson feared that the clergy of the Episcopalians and Congregationalists would try to run afoul of the Establishment clause (special thanks to NoBeliefs.com for their compilation of referenced source citations).

 

Altar of God - Thomas Jefferson

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